Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen | Binding-Brauerei AG

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Schöfferhofer HefeweizenSchöfferhofer Hefeweizen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Binding-Brauerei AG
Germany
binding.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
494
Reviews:
184
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
12.78%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
118
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Derek
3.04/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Slightly more amber than most; perhaps a higher malt:wheat ratio? Plenty of hefe to provide the appropriate murky appearance. Nice head, but poor retention, no lacing.

S: Not a lot of odour... just a little cloves.

T: Earthy cloves fading to a citrous flavour, with a slight tang. Taste is a little maltier than average. Not a lot of fruity esters... where's the banana?

M: Light body, moderate carbonation.

D: The flavours are very subdued... perfectly drinkable by any shmoe... not as refreshing as most, but an easy session beer.

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Photo of alexgash
3.06/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mellow hazy peach-nectarine body with a soft, fluff of white head. Light clove aromas mix with banana bread. Definitely a hefe, but there's a faint metallic smell that detracts. Taste starts with tangy, bready wheat malt with a little spicy clove and banana. Toasted, somewhat astringent graininss pervades. Medium-bodied, but not creamy enough for my liking.

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Photo of TubaManJack
3.08/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance- A solid orange color with an cloudy opaque body. There is some carbonation but little head and lacing.
Smell- A for front yeast note with some wheat in there. However the banana and clove are relegated to the backseat.
Taste- A light dose of wheat with banana/spices. But the yeast is just upfront and always present.
Mouthfeel- An average wheat body and a yeast bitterness lingering for a short time, slight carbonation.
Drinkability- Slight but I am on the fence with this Hef.

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Photo of bark
3.08/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The colour is orange-yellow; the liquid is hazy. The finger thick head dissolves slowly, leaving some fine lacing.

The smell is yeasty and sour in a fresh way. It is dryer than most of the Weizen I have reviewed so far. Some notes of apples, apricots and a hint of cream flavoured candy.

The taste is overall milder and less sour than I had expected. It is more “creamy” than “sour”. There are notes of green apples, sweet fruit candy and a hint of toffee. The mild aftertaste got some sourish and fruity flavours; it is short and rather anonymous.

The carbonation is a little milder than others of this style, the bubbles are very small. The liquid is creamy – almost thick.

A mild and prudent Weißbier. It is probably better paired whit some hot food than on its own.

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Photo of MattCampbell
3.09/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of trevorwideman
3.09/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle poured into an Erdinger weiss glass. First review in quite a while!

Pours a hazy yellow-orange colour, nearly opaque with sediment. Medium-low carbonation evident in the glass, and the massive creamy three-finger Hefe head that I expected to see. Aroma is a bit flat. The typical banana-clove aromas are there to be sure but muted and a bit deader than expected.

The flavour profile is muted as well. This is a very light-tasting hefeweizen. A slight touch of lemon sourness greets the tongue, then moves on to a watery mess that has the typical hefe flavours but muddled and nearly indistinguishable. Watery and light in the mouth with a medium-low carbonation that does little for the beer because it doesn't even mask the fact that this is a bit of a mess. Drinkability is high on a hot summer day, but there is many a hefe I would buy before this one.

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Photo of ohitsbrad
3.15/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1 December 2005, Best Before Jun 05

Yellow orange colour, slightly cloudy, poured into a Weihenstephan Weizen, decent head, settled to a thin cap, some islands of lace left on the glass. Aroma is mostly of soft bananas and a little lemon. Slightly sweet wheaty taste with banana, lemon and vanilla flavours. Fairly thin mouthfeel. Easy to drink, but not quite Weihenstephan.

I'm aware I'm drinking this out of code and bought it at a significantly reduced price because of it. I'm yet to taste this otherwise but it seems to hold up a little after the best before date.

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Photo of hefevice
3.16/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle, about 3 months past "Best Before" date which I did not notice until after I had tasted. Presents like a typical German Hefeweizen, but lighter than usual (light straw colour). Aroma is typical but somewhat muted. Flavour is muted as well, and much drier than typical for the style. There are many significantly better hefe's around. Might need to re-rate this one with a fresh bottle, although looking at other reviews, it probably won't make much difference.

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Photo of pootz
3.16/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The packaging for this ale pretty much sums up it’s character: bland and commercial. Not that it’s bad, just that there are many tastier hefeweizens out there.

Clouded orange in color, has a modest cap for a hefeweizen but it does lace the glass well. Sparkling natural carbonation. Nose is sweet malts over spices and some fruit tones. Mouth feel is peppery with carbonation but the malts punch through...a tad watery in body...some fruity tastes, not much hopping...a slight taste of the siganture Hefeweizen esters come in near the finish...light banana and cloves...very slight. Not a bad beer but not good either....at any rate it's better tasting and more quenching than the domestic mega brewed beers.

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Photo of Mit
3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy straw colour with a decent lasting head.

Smells like a very tradtional wheat. Complete with the orange peel odours

Has a heavier flavour...differs from the more mainstream wheats. I found it slightly less refreshing. I did let it warm up a little though. Maybe too much. Does have the regular spiceyness and citrus flavours characteristic of a normal wheat.

Slightly heavy for a wheat I found.

Overall I didn't enjoy this as much as alot of other wheats. I didn't stand out in a crowd for me.

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Photo of fisherman34
3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled sample. Medium yellow in colour with lots of haze and lots of carbonation. Aromatic notes of banana, apple, and sulfur. This beer is very yeasty in the mouth with a bit of hop spiciness and a bit more banana. Good mouthfeel. Not a bad hefe, but a little too muted for serious consumption or contemplation. It’s more of a patio drink.

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Photo of francisfilion
3.19/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had a 500 ml bottle poured into a flute. It had a solid head, with a orange/gold hazy color that made it look very apetizing. To top it off it left a pretty lacing.
The smell gave up lemon/citrus notes with grapefruit and a floral hop smell.
In the mouth it came as orange/citric but was quite short lasting. A slight hop taste topped it off. However the yeast linger out in the back of the mouth after.
It had good carbonation , a nice texture and was medium bodied.
Overall a great Hefeweizen with nice citrus tastes that was well balanced out by some hops!!

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Photo of JohnW
3.21/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Have had this beer on tap in Frankfurt Airport, and also in bottle form at home in UK, purchased in a local supermarket.

Appearance is good and typical of the German Hefe Weizen style, though aroma is less pronounced and "fruity" than most other German Wheat beers. This is reflected in the flavours. It has a thinner and much drier taste and texture than the best German Wheat beers, lacking in depth or complexity, though is refreshing. Very little of the cloves and banana hints as in most Wheat Beers, just a dry crisp character that in the end is rather bland and uninspiring. Whilst this would be refreshing well chilled on a hot summers day, it is hardly inspiring or grabs your attention to want more.

There are so many other far better German Hefe Weiss beers than this, Schneider being my favourite, followed by Andechs, Paulaner, Aying, Erdinger, Weihenstephen, Weltenburger, Karg....not necessarily in that order...and many others.

The brewery address seems to indicate that Henninger Brau beers are also brewed on this site, non of those being particularly good either, so it seems to be an "industrial" brewery complex!

JohnW
Bham UK

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Photo of czfreeman
3.21/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one several times before, but never had a chance to review it.
Pours a honey-amber apricot color. Good murkiness, medium carbonation.Nice head, creamy, thick, settles leaving lots of lacing. Nice looking Hefe.
Smell is a bit dissapointing. Light sour fruit, orange,yeast and tart citrus, but overall quite watery. The depth of banana-clove-funky/tartness found in better examples simply is not there.
Flavor is tarter than expected. Sour orange, grain, almost a butter-milk like sourness. Reminds me a bit of cider. Again, overall finishes a peppery and carbonated, but a bit weak and watered down.
The tart finish is nice, but the overall weakness of the beer, especially when Weihenstephan is the same price, will prevent me from buying this one again in the future. Decent, but nothing special.

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Photo of Tapioju
3.21/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sunrisesolara
3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

.5L emptied into a Weizen.

A: Pours a cloudy orange with a creamy 3-finger white head which receeds to a thick ring. Some lacing in the upper third of the glass.

S: Under-ripe bananas, citrusy, damp wheat, yeast.

M: Medium bodied with mild carbonation.

T: Wheat malt, barley. Mildly sweet, but without any real depth of flavor. Dirty finish, slightly hoppy aftertaste.

D: Mildly interesting Hefeweizen. Certainly not the class of the field, but drinkable and cheap.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.24/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle, best before 5/12/13, pours very cloudy & ruddy, yellow in color topped with a tall, white head that holds incredible retention & leaves sticky lace on the glass.
Aromas are bready yeast, wheat, bubblegum, faint banana, slight clovy spice. Tastes are spicy clove, bready yeast, wheat, a little banana, finishes spicy with a tingle on the tongue. Creamy texture and nearly full bodied. Overall, pretty good, but maybe needed a degree or 2 warmer while fermenting to bring out the estery banana and bubblegum notes, while toning down the clove, as it's pretty dominant. Still a fairly decent Hefeweizen though.

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Photo of Vanz
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of brotundkase
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of JeffreyJDavis
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of kkmiller76
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of XmAjOX
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of TerryB
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of adityashekhar
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen from Binding-Brauerei AG
3.6 out of 5 based on 494 ratings.
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